How To Apply

Our next class begins on the 12th and 13th of January

If you want to apply follow the below steps:

Step 1.  Determine Eligibility

* Volunteer for the program.
* 15-18 years old. (15 year old’s must turn 16 during the residential portion of the program)
* Legal resident of the United States and of Oregon.
* Academically deficient (behind in high school credits).
* Free from felony convictions, no open violations for adult status offenses
* Physically / Mentally capable to participate.

Step 2.  Schedule and complete Orientation.

It is mandatory that all applicants and their legal guardian attend an orientation.   Due to COVID, all orientations are being conducted virtually through “GOOGLE MEETS”.  Application files will not begin until the orientation is attended by both the applicant and their parent/legal guardian.

   Schedule an Orientation

Step 3.  Complete Application

The application is now online. When you “Schedule an Orientation” you will be required to provide an email address.  You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the orientation and a link to “SchoolDoc”, the online platform where our application is located.  You may register to apply immediately, or wait until the orientation is completed.  All applicants that have attended an orientation will be assigned a case-manager, who will assist in the application completion process.  The Admissions Department will not consider incomplete applications or applications received after the start date of the class.  Please ensure you have signed all forms requiring your signature.  Applications will be submitted through “SchoolDoc”.  OYCP does not accept responsibility for lost applications. It is your responsibility to ensure we have received your full complete application. Eligible applicants who meet our “immediate select” criteria may be selected immediately upon receipt and Director approval of their application.   Immediate select criteria is explained at orientation.  The sooner your application is completed , the better.  Please don’t delay!

Step 4.  Selection

OYCP has space for 240 Cadets, comprised of 4 Platoons of 60.  Our ratio of male and female Cadets will be determined by the number of applications received by male and female applicants.  Selection of candidates will be accomplished prioritizing applicants on a combination of grade level and academic standing, (credits achieved) selecting those applicants who are most behind in high school credits to those who are least behind in high school credits.  Applicants that have submitted a complete application, have been selected, and verbally accepted an offer to attend the program will be emailed an invitation letter; this letter will be sent at a minimum of 14 days prior to the start date.  It is important to follow the detailed instructions in the invitation.


Please call or email our Admissions Department if you have further questions at the contact information below:

541-317-9623 ext 223